The headline the Telegraph gives to this article is "US 'concerned Taliban will snatch Pakistan's nuclear weapons.'" As the great philosopher once said to me, "Well, duh."
Note that Pakistani authorities are not cooperating.
"US 'concerned Taliban will snatch Pakistan's nuclear weapons,'" by Isambard Wilkinson in the Telegraph, May 4 (thanks to Kim):
The United States is increasingly concerned about the potential vulnerability of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Citing unnamed US officials The New York Times newspaper said President Barack Obama's government is worried about the potential for Taliban militants to snatch a weapon in transport or to insert sympathisers into laboratories or fuel-production facilities.
The officials emphasised that there was no reason to believe that the arsenal, most of which is deployed south of Islamabad, was facing an imminent threat, the report said.
Of course not!
But the United States does not know where exactly all of Pakistan's nuclear sites are located, and its concerns have intensified in the last two weeks, after Taliban fighters entered Buner, a district just 60 miles from the capital, the newspaper said.
Pakistani officials have continued to rebuff American requests for more details about the location and security of the country's nuclear sites, the report noted.
Some of the Pakistani reluctance stemmed from long-standing concern that the United States might be tempted to seize or destroy Pakistan's arsenal if the insurgency spread further, according to the paper....
Yeah, and that would be terrible, wouldn't it? Preventing fanatical jihadists from getting nuclear weapons! Why, the effrontery of it all!